Hell In A Bucket, Sugaree, The Same Thing, Loose Lucy, Black Throated Wind, Dire Wolf, Eternity, Tennessee Jed Eyes Of The World, Looks Like Rain, Way To Go Home, Terrapin Station-> Jam-> Drums-> Space-> Playin' In The Band Reprise, Stella Blue-> Sugar Magnolia, E: Liberty
listen to sugaree , jerry is playing his brand new guitar ( lightning bolt ) which allowed him to create an acoustic sound from an electric guitar . kind of like a kid opening a present on their birthday , jerry picks this thing like a banjo at a bluegrass festival . once you have the perspective of the new guitar he got at the beginning of the fall 93 tour , listen carefully to his finger picking throughout this show . jump to sugaree for a prime example , but it's their throughout the show ....( dire wolf!!!)
November 14, 2014 Subject:
Boston Garden just not the venue during this period
I agree with Zaorish. I was there and it was a slog for the most part. Actually, I feel the same about all of the Garden shows I was at in 91 ,93. Generally really good set lists, but uninspiring music.
October 9, 2013 Subject:
Terrapin Still Rocks
I have to disagree with Zaorish, this Terrapin (no, not the Eyes, I'll give him that), 20 years later, is still awesome. No, it is not in your face, 1980s rawkin'. For that, go to the 1980s. No, it is not Hartford or Englishtown '77. It is a different Grateful Dead in 1993. It is a more pensive sound. Some may not like the crisp, acoustic-like sounds of Jerry that Fall, but I do. Phil is able to bubble forth with clarity. Jerry's singing is on. The drummers play with crisp bongo sounds, and the tempo is steady-Eddie. The spacier, dreamier breaks between verses proper are liquid dreamy.
My only beef are the occasionally excessive synth sounds from Vince. A little B3 or piano would have sufficed. The jam following Terrapin is spacey, and if that is your flavor of GD, take a taste. If not, pass it on. Right away, as the post-lyrical jam builds, there is a lilting, off-kilter sound which continues deep into the jam, floating off like a butterfly. (That transition was such an exciting shift at that time.) Still digging it after all these years. Thanks, Jerry!
December 11, 2009 Subject:
What band is this again?
I have been on a tear lookin for shows with great Terrapins. Recently I listened to 3-15-90 and was blown away, especially by the creative and unique jams involved. So stumbled upon this show--look, almost 18 minute eyes, 25 minute terrapin, dire wolf, how could you go wrong??
Yet this show sucks. There are two main reasons why.
1. The sound. The sound sucks. It sounds like the guys are sitting in a small room with a carpeted floor, playing with toy guitars and plastic drums. Nothing echoes at all. The crowd sounds like a distant computer cooling fan.
2. The most important songs--Eyes and Terrapin--just don't come together. Eyes lasts 17 minutes yes, but I swear for the vast majority the drums are completely off the beat relative to Jerry's guitar. You can't even dance because the drums sound completely inert and fight the guitar the entire time. It made me wonder if I was really listening to the Grateful Dead or a teenage cover band. Terrapin is decent, during the verses, but the final jam doesn't go to any cool planets like other Terrapins. It starts out with some cool kernels of emotion in there but then just kinda fizzles itself out, and becomes effectively "Space" pretty quick. The other songs aren't bad, but if 17.5+25=42.5 minutes of the show is just "eh", the show sucks.
25 minutes of Terrapin, solid from start to finish. I cannot say enough about it. Maybe the best ever, at a minimum give 3/15/90 a run for its money.
As for the rest of the show, it is solid to, with great sound quality on the board. One of the best shows from the last great year of the Dead.
Listen to this Terrapin... have your kids listen to it... and any future descendants, all generations, you have should also listen to this starting from the mother's womb.
November 15, 2005 Subject:
Great sound quality
I saw this show, loge stage right Row F. I know this because it's the only Dead ticket stub I managed to not lose.
Sound quality is excellent, very crisp, and boys put forth a good effort. Jerry uses an acoustic guitar-sounding effect throughout alot of '93 this that gives the songs a neat organic-yet-electric feel.
Performance; not particularly spectacular, but not particularly weak.
Song Selection; decent. 25 minute Terrapin. Eternity - blech.
July 15, 2005 Subject:
this sounds great! Charlie Miller does a hell of a lot for us people as far as seeding shows! Thanks Chaz!
June 27, 2005 Subject:
I have this show on tape from an audience source which sounds quite similar to the other posted seed here. I've always wanted a crisp soundboard of this show because the Eyes of the World ROCKS. It clocks in at around 18:00 from what i recall, complete with Jerry midi and all. The intro is super sweet; Jerry hits some lovely notes before the first verse. The audience source really exemplifies what I'm talking about, which is why, in some ways, it is an equal in quality in my eyes. But knowing the fluidity of the grooves in the audience source, I now know what I'm getting here and I could not be happier. Admittedly the first set is not anything remarkable, but the second set punctuated by the long jammy Eyes and Terrapin is worth it alone.
Taking into account the very decent second set as well as the sound quality, it gets a four - Crispy and sweet.
June 27, 2005 Subject:
This version sounds a lot better than the other 9/29/93 posted. It is not as muffled & the vocals are coming through nicely.
Sample the Dire Wolf....